After installing an inground swimming pool, do you know what people think the very next moment? Well, they think that they will have to get rid of this pool one day. A swimming pool looks great fun initially, but after a certain period of time, when people neither have time to swim, nor have the money to pay for the maintenance of the swimming pool, they just want to get rid of it.
The importance of getting the swimming pool removed can be found out from the fact that there are so many companies that specialize in this particular service. But, coming to the question that why people think of getting rid of their swimming pools in the first place, let’s take a look at some of the most common reasons.
- The swimming pool requires extensive renovation and/or repair that the owner is unable to pay for, or don’t want to pay.
- The area on which the swimming pool is constructed has to be used for some other purpose.
- The owner doesn’t have any interest left in the swimming pool, and he/she just wants to get it removed.
- The owner has sold the house and now, the new owner(s) are not interested in having a swimming pool.
So now, coming to the question of, how much does it cost to permanently remove the swimming pool? Well, it depends upon certain features, which we will be discussing below.
Things that are involved:
People have to understand that they can’t just simply backfill their swimming pools with dirt and/or sand. What this will do is, this is going to make no way for the rainwater to get out of the pool, thus making the pool muddy and eventually a mess. There will be some pressure that will be exerted at the bottom of the pool, thus making the pool to rise up from the ground level.
A very basic pool removal process involves pulling up the deck of the swimming pool and punching holes in the liner to allow all the water to drain. After that, the swimming pool can be backfilled and be modified as a beautiful landscape. This is perhaps the easiest and the least expensive option.
Despite how much convenience this method gives to the people, it is not possible to remove the swimming pool with this kind of a method. Those who are planning to build a new structure in place of the swimming pool on the spot, then you have to get rid of the pool. But, there are certain laws that people have to be aware of while carrying out such demolition process.
The price of removing the swimming pool varies upon the size of the swimming pool, the exact things to be removed and the ease of access to the heavy duty equipment in the backyard. Every company has its own price, so people have to sit down with the contractors and ask for their rates to carry out the swimming pool removal process. People should make up their minds regarding the price. Generally, it will take around $10,000 for inground pool removal.
Two more cost factors involved
Regardless of whether the swimming pool removal project ends up on the cheap or expensive side, there is one cost that all the people have to bear, i.e., the damages to the property that will incur during the swimming pool removal process. The effect of the pool on the value of a home depends upon the place where it is located at. But, what has been observed on most occasions is that the value of the home is degraded once the pool is removed, unless the pool was in a very bad shape. People will have to consult a real estate agent in order to have a better idea about the consequences.
People need to check out the pool materials, and if they are in a good shape, then that’s a plus point because then, they can sell it to pay some cost of the pool removal process. The cost of swimming pool removal is high, but when it is compared with the cost of maintaining the pool every winter season, then it seems pretty economical. So, get your inground swimming pool removed now!